The following is an announcement from the Supercell Clash Royale team.
A couple of months ago, we told you that we had no plans to add an option to mute emotes. Well, we were wrong. We think we’ve probably evoked enough emotions from you guys, and it’s time to revise our approach.
Coming with the next update, players will have the ability to mute their opponent during each battle. Since we still think it’s important that Clash Royale doesn’t feel like a single player game, you will see your opponent trying to communicate, but without any of the specifics.
Strong emotions are built into the core of Clash Royale, and are important for knowing the difference between good cards and great cards, but we’ve come to realize that this doesn’t need to be tied to all aspects of the game – emotes being a case in point.
Additionally, we’ve been thinking about some cool ways of making emotes feel collectible and even desirable, which will ideally change some people’s perception of them in the future. Those ideas are still floating around, and may come to fruition, but in the mean time we’re going to bring a mute option to the game.